Psalms 50:8

8 It is not concerning [a lack of] your sacrifices [that] I rebuke you, and your burnt offerings [are] before me continually.

Psalms 50:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 50:8

I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices
For the neglect of them; this they were not chargeable with; and had they omitted them, a charge would not have been brought against them on that account, since these were not what God commanded when he brought them out of Egypt, ( Jeremiah 7:22 ) ; and were now abrogated; and when they were in force, acts of mercy, kindness, and beneficence, were preferred unto them, ( Hosea 6:6 ) ;

or thy burnt offerings, [to have been] continually before me;
or, "for thy burnt offerings [are] continually before me" F21; so far were they from being reprovable for not bringing their sacrifices, that they were continually offering up before the Lord even multitudes of them, though to no purpose, being offered up without faith, and in hypocrisy; and could not take away sin, and make atonement for it; and besides, ought now to have ceased to be offered, Christ the great sacrifice being now offered up, as he was in the times to which this psalm belongs; see ( Isaiah 1:14 ) ( Micah 6:6 Micah 6:7 ) ( Hebrews 10:3 Hebrews 10:4 Hebrews 10:14 ) ; wherefore it follows:


FOOTNOTES:

F21 So Tigurine version, Vatablus, Piscator, Cocceius, and Ainsworth.

Psalms 50:8 In-Context

6 And [the] heavens declare his righteousness, because God himself is judge. Selah
7 "Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you. I am God, your God.
8 It is not concerning [a lack of] your sacrifices [that] I rebuke you, and your burnt offerings [are] before me continually.
9 I will not take from your house a bull [or] from your stalls a he-goat,
10 because every animal of the forest is mine, [the] cattle on a thousand hills.